13 January 2011 Lecture

13 January 2011 Lecture - Obtained info from census...

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13 January 2011 Lecture 17:09 Direct email to:  comm224.UPenn@gmail.com  (for questions about the class Considering Childhood Social construction of childhood Historical changes in conceptions of childhood? How do children use artifacts? What does this mean about children, childhood, etc? What does childhood look like here and abroad? Studying Families and Children Study of childhood picked up in the 60s Coincided with “social history” movement History of ordinary people’s lives Antiquarians Most interested in minutiae of everyday life Attics and basements Wrote narratives about “the way things were” Demographers Most interested in maintaining academic rigor of solid facts and numbers
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Unformatted text preview: Obtained info from census records, wills, inventories, birth/death records, etc By 1970s, met in the middle to create a much richer understanding of childhood Defining Childhood Many difficulties in defining what childhood is Consider that childhood can be An ideology or social construction An experience A set of behaviors Why Study History When Trying to Understand Children? Are there universals? Is it a unique phenomenon arising from social/historical circumstances? How do our views of childhood change with time? TV Focus How involved is your kid with television; how big is television in their lives...
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